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EDIX® Vika Synthetic Saddle

EDIX® Vika Synthetic Saddle

399.00

A “Vegan friendly”, treeless saddle, built entirely from high quality synthetic materials. A very practical lightweight GP saddle.

The EDIX® Vika meets all the requirements that a rider could wish for in terms of comfort.

FREE Fitting guide included in every purchase

  • English
  • Western
  • Soft
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Description

A treeless all-round saddle made of high-quality synthetic materials which makes this an exceptional very practical lightweight saddle.  With its appearance and comfort, the EDIX® Vika meets all the requirements that a rider could wish for pleasure riding. In the same style of the saddle there matching synthetic leather wide fenders and combined with a Western pad and pommel with horn for Western styled Courville. When a English style is preferred you can choose from a wide range of stirrup leather and high quality steel safety stirrups or lightweight PVC stirrups. Your dealer will be happy to assist you to create your own styled Vika.

The EDIX® Vika is the synthetic version of the FRA Courville, before the most sold all round saddle from the FRA treeless collection. A treeless all-round saddle that is suitable for long rides out, as well as occasional small jumps or dressage. Because the EDIX® Vika is completely made of synthetic materials, it is a “100% Vegan friendly” all round saddle.

The EDIX® Vika all round saddles are available in the colors brown and black and in a child version , size small, medium and large.

Read our Review

 

EDIX®: Ensuring Protection & Comfort for Your Horse

An EDIX® treeless saddle offers your horse optimum pressure distribution using the special layers of flexible materials: EDIX® MPDS, multiple pressure distribution system (see drawing). These soft, flexible layers adapt to the anatomy of the horse, as well as the rider’s posture. An EDIX® treeless saddle optimally reacts to the movements of the horse. Partly due to this, the rider learns to adapt to the horse’s movements and, as such, develops an independent position. As a result, the movements of the horse and rider become one, and from there, excellent communication is created. Because the horse is moving much more freely, it has the possibility to develop optimally, which is often shown by an increase in muscle mass. Due to the above and after the habituation period, both horse and rider, show in all aspect of horse riding more relaxation and a more fluid movement.

The pommel is made of fiberglass and the cantle of a soft high density foam. Both connect the left and right half of the saddle and together offer stability to the saddle and comfort for the rider. Due to the saddle’s special construction there is a freedom of movement for the spine.

The VIKA Saddle

  • Special structure, the EDIX® MPDS (multi-pressure distributions system)
  • Instead of foam there is a heavy felt in the EDIX® MPDS
  • Knits and seat are provided with a synthetic fabric with a suede look.
  • Synthetic construction underlay equipped with neoprene pressure -distributing anti-slip layer
  • rings for attaching a chest and / or saddle bag

Complete Set or Saddle Only

EDIX® recommends purchasing a treeless saddle as a complete package, including stirrups,  stirrup leathers and a matching special treeless saddle pad including inlays. The special treeless saddle pads are through their construction an addition on the pressure distributing materials of treeless saddles. The EDIX® pads are anatomically shaped and equipped with the correct inlays ensure freedom of movement for the spine. If required, additional pressure and position distributing material can be added. The position-correcting material can be added in the upper insert compartments, so that you can temporarily improve a saddle position. EDIX® offer various models of pads that fit under the Vika saddle. There is a choice between saddle pads with a felt base and finished with a synthetic wool, or a foam based saddle pad finished with an Australian Merino sheepskin. If necessary, additional pressure distributing and / or position correcting material can be added in the upper insert pockets.

All EDIX® pads are specially designed for the EDIX® treeless saddles, but also fit under many other treeless saddles.

The EDIX® Vika all-round saddle can be combined with the EDIX® saddlebags and breastplate, for which various rings have been fitted The EDIX® anatomical soft leather padded elastic girth and the fully elastic girth of F.R.A. are optional but their elasticity ensure a rock-solid fixation of your saddle and freedom for the horse to expand his belly.

In order to ensure constant firm fixation, we recommend a fully or partly elastic girth for a consistently fixed position. A durable elasticity tailored to your horse’s strength, which will save your saddle from undesirable forces that are caused by the varying abdominal circumference of your horse while riding. The elastic of the girth always adjusts itself in length and has the possibility to keep the saddle in place with constant tension. Besides the EDIX® anatomical soft leather padded elastic girth we also offer the fully elastic girth of F.R.A.

The saddle only VIKA set includes:

  • Saddle
  • Pommel Size Choice (Western or English) – Free fitting guide

***We recommend use with the EDIX® treeless pads to ensure correct fit and spinal clearance.***

Our Review of the VIKA Saddle

  • This saddle is designed with a treeless gullet (no fixed structure) providing spinal clearance. This structure may ‘bed in’ over time with use, however from our own testing we still have a gap and clearance in riding our own horses several months later. The use of the EDIX® pads is incredibly supportive to ensure spinal clearance, and if these become worn, they can be replaced, ensuring you always have the opportunity to maintain spinal clearance.
  • The suede look fabric on the seat provides extra stability when riding and I found it very comfortable – also adds a nice finish.
  • Being able to change from English to Western pommel is really useful. Add to your purchase anytime with a set of English or Western accessories and you have 2 saddles in 1 for a very reasonable price.
  • For riders accustomed to riding bareback, you may not require the knee rolls, but if your previous saddle had a knee roll I would recommend adding the pocket and roll as a custom order.
  • The high cantle supports me in a correct position, perfect for hacking and flat work. If you’re looking for a regular jumping saddle, I would recommend upgrading to the Courville to have the changeable cantle (high and low) and upgrade to include kneerolls.
  • Soft Pommel recommended for high withered horses – available to purchase with, separately or included in the fit kit.
  • Excellent combination of quality, versatility and value for money.
  • Perfect for those starting their treeless journey!

 

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Free Consultation

It is important to us that all orders are offered our friendly service, whether that is before during or after a purchase please avail of our service to answer your questions and offer you advice. We strive to find the right purchase for your needs and meet your budget where possible.

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Fitting

FREE Fitting Guide is included in every purchase* or to order directly, please see the sizing chart below. 

FREE Online or in person fitting is available with purchase of a FIT KIT. This kit includes all pommel sizes and 2 insert types.

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Sizing

Delivery

Normally 7-10 days, if in stock.

If you are sending in a custom order or the item is not in stock please allow 10-12 weeks for delivery.

We deliver throughout the UK & Ireland.

Warranty

EDIX Saddles come with a 1 year manufacturers warranty as standard.

An additional 1 year is available to saddle owners who follow the maintenance procedure as laid out in the guarantee as received with your saddle at time of purchase.

 

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Additional information

Size

L, M, S

Colour

Black, Brown

Pommel Style

English, Western, Soft

Pommel Size

XS, S, M, L, XL, N/A (Soft)

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